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guilfoyle, bob beckel, dana perino, greg gutfeld. 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: on september 11, terrorists assassinated four in benghazi. five spent months discussing what happened that night. we went 15 days in a row to discuss the benghazi tragedy. the left wing media accused us and fox for overdoing the story. today, the state department released this report. first, something peculiar happened a couple days ago. there is a briefing. hillary clinton called for report and said this. >> i am responsible for the state department and 60,000 people around the world. decision about the security assets are made by security professionals. >> eric: that first part again? >> i'm responsible for the state department. >> okay. i'm responsible. but hillary clinton is no-show tomorrow. madam secretary bumped her head the other day and her doctor recommends she stay in bed. how about video link bedside? who is running the state right now? she can trun show but not testify. am i being too harsh here? >> bob: oh, no! why don't you get out of bed and come to congressional hear
] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra time however he likes. new zealand! xarelto® is just one pill a day, taken with the evening meal. and with no dietary restrictions, bob can eat the healthy foods he likes. do not stop taking xarelto® rivaroxaban without talking to the doct
everything you thought there were two exceptions. >> rick perry, governor of texas, and -- >> is it bob -- >> they said we need to -- we need to arm teachers. >> we have to think about it. >> somebody in the school with a gun. >> guns in school. that's great. you know what? this gelts me thinking, right? >> really? >> so that's what we're going to take care of last friday. so the shooting in the mall in oregon. >> yeah. >> i'm thinking maybe if we arm like the people that do the smoothies and whatever. >> or the sun glaglass hut thea or movie theater, the kid that give you popcorn. >> spencer's gifts. okay that doesn't make a lot of sense. >> that's an answer. come on. by the way, bock b mcdonald, a i like and respect, bob mcdonald -- i like him and agree with him 90% of the time. on this gun issue, i saw jim's report a couple of years back. these gun shows in virginia where he gets a kid that was injured during the virginia tech shooting with an old i.d., and they just start handing him guns. >> he came home with i think about six assault rifles in the trunk of his car. yeah. that was
at facebook.com/nowwithalex. "andrea mitchell reports" is next. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra time however he likes. new zealand! xarelto® is just one pill a day, taken with the evening meal. and with no dietary restrictions, bob can eat the healthy foods he likes. do not stop taking xarelto® rivaroxaban without talking t
and tired of gop failures in congress. joining me now is bob strum, senior advisor to the kerry and gore campaigns and now a professor at nyu. and visiting professor of journalism at the university of georgia. thanks to both of you for being here tonight. >> glad to be here, rev. >> good to be here, reverend. >> will public opinion force the republicans to get out of the way of the president? >> i think it may. it's going to be tough. it's going to be the perils all the way. but the republicans are on the fiscal cliff, they're on the gun cliff, they're either going to move and come to some degree of cooperation or they're going to stay in this extremist cul-de-sac. if they move, the president is going to have some landmark achievements. if they don't move, as a prominent republican, they're in danger of becoming functionally a third party. that is a permanent party in presidential politics. but boehner, in particular, has people who are crazy to deal with. they dislike the president so much that if he proposed something they had been for a year ago, they would now be mightily against it.
's plan b. coming up. well, if it isn't mr. margin. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. >>> we're about to be victim of a siege against the second amendment in this country, going into obama's second term. i mean, it is going to be ugly, it is going to come hard, fast and soon. and we're going to have to survive this period of unprecedented danger. and the best way to survive it is make the nra stronger than ever, never has the membership been more important than now. >> that was the president of the national rifle association, four million americans are paying dues to the nra. this election season alone, the nra spent at least $18.6 million on pro-gun campaigns and causes, according to the sun
point. >> dana: did you see the video before just now? >> greg: who told you they were okay? >> bob: what difference does it make? >> kimberly: hold on. in an earlier story 40 cows died. not here. >> eric: all right. no cows died. sure they didn't, kim. that is it for "the five." tune in tomorrow. we'll have sitting here, next to us, bill o'reilly. >> bob: wow! >> dana: if he has to sit next to beckel or me? >> bob: you, not me. >> that is it for "the five." see you manana. ♪ ♪ >> president obama cites the connecticut shooting as a reason for republicans to compromise on the fiscal cliff. in a long defense of the white house offer. john boehner explained the plan "b" in less than one minute. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the battle how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, ramped up as both sides were long on threat and short on movement. if negotiations go up in smoke, as you might imagine, both president obama and speaker boehner insist it's the other guy's fault. as he announced that vice president biden will spearhead the response t
, the stock would be lower and i question the dividend. i don't like darden on a bounce. exit. bob in connecticut, please, bob? >> caller: yes, jim. first of all, let me say boo-yah from connecticut. and, you know, a few months ago i bought a keurig coffee machine. i was so impressed, i bought the stock, which was green mountain, i paid $57 for it. my question to you is, since it's gone down so much, started to come back up, should i hold on to it? >> i'm not -- i happen to be a fan of the keurig too, but unlike victor and the old ad, he was such a fan of realmington, he bought the company. i don't want to by green mountain. it's got the red flag, the red flag of my friend herb greenberg, and when he raises issues, i don't go there. herb tells me where battlegrounds are, and when it comes to a battleground, i'd rather eat a cold corn dog. well, check that. >>> i like to revisit stocks i talk about on "mad money," and in this case like hillshire, i think it needs more time, this is a long-term turn-around story. i suggest getting it on weakness, listen, this tastes better than the d
, bob, it's a fantasy. all of this goldilocks stuff is a fantasy. you cannot get strong growth with rising taxes and lower spending. that's not going to happen. you cannot have unlimited stimulus that is not going to cause inflation. that's just a fantasy. so there's a real fight going on. none the less, have you noticed, gold being sold, buying the euro, it seems a weird trade going on here affecting the markets. this was going on yesterday as well. this may have to do with the yen. the yen is hitting new lows against the dollar. it's hitting new lows against the euro. have you seen what's going on with the japanese elections? the new prime minister told the bank of japan we want more stimulus. guess who's meeting thursday? the bank of japan. japan's exports fall for the sixth straight month. you are going to see the bank of japan on thursday announce new stimulus measures. you're going to see efforts to weaken the yen. it's going to get even weaker. that is the old yen carry trade. that may be where some of this money is coming from to do the odd little trades that seem to be
portfolio manager at nuveen asset management. >> susie: hi, bob. nice to see you again. >> thanks, susie. >> susie: so investors and traders really do seem to think that a deal is coming, like our previous guest, roger altman. is this rally all about hopes for a deal or something nore fundamental? >> it is about hope for a deal. the malaise and the lack of confidence and the uncertainty has been pervasive, as you well know, susie. that has held corporations back from doing things, from spending money, and some individuals as well. as roger said a few minutes ago, if we can clear the air with some sort of fiscal cliff deal, i think that does lift the opportunity for the economy to grow a bit. >> susie: what if there isn't a deal? does that mean there is going to be a sell-off or a correction in the markets? >> i think the hype in the recent days that a deal is coming is certainly responsible for the rally. i think if there is no deal, and the probabilities of that have gone down, thankfully, but if there is no deal, i still think we're not going to go off some nasty cliff that people are
? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. you can stay in and share something... or you can get out there and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. thtry running four.ningemember a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> how can you tell the difference between a rally that's played out and one that is just getting started? take goldman sachs. the stock jumped $4.28 and it is a point off its 52 week high. are we looking to start a major start off or is this a balance that will last for a couple more months? tonight we are trying to answer that question. i'm not a chartist. i pick stocks based on the underlying company. what does bob lang have to say about the action? he thinks the technical picture is downright beautiful. he thin
announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra time however he likes. new zealand! xarelto® is just one pill a day, taken with the evening meal. and with no dietary restrictions, bob can eat the healthy foods he likes. do not stop taking xarelto® rivaroxaban without
and bob dole, our former colleague, literally were wounded at about the same time in europe and were in the same hospital recovering from tremendously serious wounds. senator inouye of course was awarded the congressional medal of honor for that. senator pryor was telling a story that's when senator inouye was finally elected to congress he rode senator dole aide notes that said, i am here. where are you? because both of them when they were recovering from their war wounds had determined that one day they wanted to serve in the united states congress and inouye got here first. a few years ago, senator inouye and senator ted stevens invited a number of us to go with them to china. it was quite an experience. senator stevens, of course another world war ii veteran, had flown the first cargo plane into what was then the king in 1944 and of course senator inouye was well regarded in china for that service. so the group of senators, there must have been a dozen of us from both parties, got more time with mr. hu and mr. wu the one and two leaders of china than almost the present of the uni
perry in texas, and bob mcdonnell in virginia, said they would consider allowing school officials to carry firearms on campus. meanwhile it's still a long road ahead in newtown. sandy hook elementary remains a crime scene at this hour and students won't be returning to class at all until january. when they do return, they will be at a former middle school in the town of monroe, about eight miles away at least temporarily. most of the other schools in the district have since reopened with increased police presence and grief counselors on hand. nbc's anne thompson has more. >> reporter: the reopening of newtown schools, an act of faith and resolve. >> whether you wait a day or a month, whatever, there's no -- there's no rule book. >> reporter: determination quickly tested as a threat to one elementary school forced it into lockdown before students even arrived. the site of the massacre, sandy hook elementary, remained closed. moving vans carrying furniture and equipment left under a police escort headed for the school's new building in neighboring monroe. at newtown's catholic churc
you some of those little comment from the attorney general. we now will bring in bob doll. bob is the chief acuity strategists. bob, it is always good to see you. you sound like you are fairly optimistic about the stock market. explain to us why? >> i think the asset choice by default almost that your cash is zero and if the view of the world is okay and it will grow a little bit and that financial problems -- a little bit of earnings growth, maybe a little bit of multiple improvement. connell: where is the economic growth going to come from? there will be some drug on the economy from the cuts and spending, you would think. it is just a matter of how much. >> our guess is that fiscal cliff and nothing done is a- four to gdp. they will end up doing something that will make it minus 1.5. when they get the rules, they are more likkly to be able to plan their future and that they have somebody hire a worker, expand a plant somewhere and maybe we have a little bit of growth. connell: there is a case to be made that it is better to have a good deal, i am sorry, it is better to have
again bob. then of course, there was harry reid, the leader of the democrats in the senate who said this: >> i'm going to do everything within my legislative powers to prevent privatizing or limiting social security. i simply say it's off the table. >> wrong again bob. apparently it's still on the table. associated press among others reporting that in fact the democratic led by president obama have offered significant social security cuts. how much are they? well it would cost $112 billion to do the cuts proposed. how much is that going to cost you? after 12 years what it will amount to is $1,272 less per year, picked out of your pocket. what are they returning it for? they want smaller tax increases out of the rich. it's taken out of your pocket and put into the pocket of the rich. this is grotesque. how much does it cost you if you're on social security for 30 years? $28,000! this is not a grand bargain. it's a grand larceny. they are coming to rob you. yes, president obama is definitely part of that. in case you are cop fused by all the technical shenanigans they throw it, don't worry
, of course, the attack on 9/11 that killed chris stevens and three other americans. bob corker serves on the senate foreign relations committee and heard testimony during the closed session with the committee today. there will be open sessions tomorrow. they just briefed at the state department, in fact, that's still in progress. senator, one of the conclusions is that security was -- that there were security failures there, before, during, and after, but particularly before and during, that they were relying on the local militia, which was completely grossly inadequate, the reports said. what are your conclusions following the briefing that you received from the top leaders? >> well, i had seen films, andrea, last week of both the security cameras, but also later from drones. it was later in the evening, but the security personnel we had out front literally jumped on a truck and left as soon as they saw a crowd coming, so -- >> you're talking about the libyans, not the americans who were trying to stay. these were the local hires. >> these were the local hires, absolutely. we have so
supply chain, inventory systems... ups? ups. not fantasy? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. >>> our hope continues to be to reach an agreement with the president on a balanced approach that averts the fiscal cliff. what we have offered meets the definition of balance. but the president is not there yet. so at the same time that we're going to continue to talk with the president, we're going to also move plan b. >> in the spotlight tonight, john boehner's plan b. >> we all know that every income tax filed in america is going to pay higher rates come january first, unless congress acts. so i believe it is important that we protect as many american taxpayers as we can. and our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less. >> on thursday of this week, the house is expected to vote on a plan to extend all the current income tax rates, except for income exceeding $1 million, and increase the rate on capital gains and dividends from 15% to 20%. the house will also hold a vote on the senate passed bill which would extend the current income
express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra time however he likes. new zealand! xarelto® is just one pill a day, taken with the evening meal. and with no dietary restrictions, bob can eat the healthy foods he likes. do not stop taking xarelto®
on the "closing bell." bob, these projections... they're... optimistic. productivity up, costs down, time to market reduced... those are good things. upstairs, they will see fantasy. not fantasy... logistics. ups came in, analyzed our supply chain, inventory systems... ups? ups. not fantasy? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. just a few minutes before we close out session, the volatility index is up better that be 10%. take a look. what does this tell you in the investor we bring into the conversation right now michael pento along with brian beleskey from bmo capital market. thanks so much for joining us. michael, what's your take on this volatility index? >> it's been a lousy investment. you can't buy volatility, you have to buy the vxx and like t
. her services held today. then bob mcdonald yesterday saying that it is a conversation worth having about, arming teachers. do you think that's an answer for connecticut and schools across the country? >> i don't. school safety is clearly something that we need to inventory. i'm a member of the education and labor committee next january and have written to the chairman saying, you know, we need to have a real information sharing of best practices. right now school superintendents are getting inundated with solicitations from security firms. we need to help public schools deal with this new reality. but frankly, you know, the rick perrys of the world could, i think, do a lot more in terms of trying to move this discussion forward by acknowledging right out of the bat that the second amendment, which is clearly part of our bill of rights, does not prohibit, even under the most recent scalia decision the state from moving forward on common sense measures in terms of who gets guns, under what circumstances and what type of technology. >> certainly we're hearing from people who have spok
in 2008. was he the right choice this year, bob? >> well, if you go by their criteria of the most influence in the world of better or worse, can you make your argument. my argument for person of the year would be the central bankers of the world. from bernanke to the people at ecb, all the way to the bank of japan. those people had the biggest impact -- >> you are a finance guy. god bless you. >> i'm a little nerdy. sorry about that. >> we should do our own cnbc show. >> it is present company excluded. >> good call, john? >> no. really boring. really safe. not a very good call at all. he agree with bob here. absolutely. the central banker was the person of the year, same way the personal computer was years ago and you were, you know, as they put up a mirror, the most influential people this year were central bankers from japan to the united states to europe to mark carnie pulled out of canada to be uk central banker. that's the big story. >> my people of the year would have been the teachers and students of sandy hook elementary. i think they have changed america forever. sue? >>
? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. to the best vacation sp(all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> good evening bertha. >> good evening. hopefully it will be averted. the d
?margin. don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. >>> sports world has been out front honoring the victims. we have seen messages on helmets and shoes in the nfl and the nba and players wanting to send a message and reach out as role models and as parents themselves. this was the scene in hartford, connecticut, the university of connecticut men's basketball team honoring the victims and it was a touching try bite. joining me now, the legendary head coach of the uconn women's basketball team, the sport in the state of connecticut. welcome, coach. thank you so much for being with me this morning thank you, carol. great to be here. >> how important is it for your players to remember these victims? >> well, they're not f
. she has been unable to do that because of her health condition. tennessee senator bob corker says that we ought not confirm a new secretary of state until the senate or the house or both hear that testimony. take a listen. >> it's imperative that senator, that excuse me, secretary clinton, do testify in an open setting prior to any new secretary of state being confirmed. jon: why do it prior to a confirmation? >> well i think, i don't want to try to read senator corker's mind but i think he is making a very important point. when secretary clinton become as private citizen it become as very different circumstance and he has put an interesting dynamic in play since the expected successor is senator john kerry, the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee who would be the senator responsible for rescheduling secretary clinton's appearance. so it put as strong incentive behind senator kerry to get that hearing out of the way so his confirmation hearing can take place. but you think senator corker has correctly identified that congress can't be satisfied until it hears from s
pick stocks based on the underlying company. what does bob lang have to say about the action? he thinks the technical picture is downright beautiful. he thinks it is like the metropolitan museum of art. when you look back two years, goldman is still down. you have to. however, he believes that the stock is ready to come back with a vengeance. goldman has made what lang describes as a great looking w bottom pattern. it looks like a w. this is one of the most reliably bullish patterns. it tends to move up sharply. it is seemingly about to begin. today, goldman broke out above an important ceiling at $125. if goldman crosses the $140 line then lang thinks it can run up to the $170 area. goldman had a big rally over the summer. it was building a base. that base was a springboard for it to go higher. goldman is now above all of its key moving averages. it is above all of them. when you look at the volume, it seems people have been buying goldman pretty aggressively since the beginning of december. the volume has been very strong when the stock was up. institutional players are taking it. and
in the past. doing it faster probably. >> on wtop news, bob mcdonald said it is time to talk about allowing trained school personnel to carry weapons. in ape pe post, it was called outrageous and guns do not belong in school. >>> more on how a teacher's role has evolved in light of the reecen nt recent violence in schools. >> reporter: we are hearing heartwrenching stories from newtown of heroic actions by teaches who came under fire trying in vain to shield their 6 and 7-year-old students from the gunman. a terrifying scenario, but tonight, we meet one aspiring elementary school teachers from northern virginia who says she cannot imagine doing anything differently. >> various thank you card from -- >> reporter: jessica says the can happen in days, even as a substitute teacher or longer stint overseas, the bond forms quickly between young students and a dedicated teacher. >> you connect with them even if you are with them for a day. half a day. >> reporter: she tried not to focus on the painful details of the newtown shooting. >> they said, 8, 6, 7, first graders. i mean, thosere kids i hav
the tremendous service and career of bob morton. a 22-year veteran of the washington state legislature who recently announced that he was going to be retiring at the end of the year. he was first elected to the house in 1990 and then he was appointed to the senate where he currently represents the seventh district, including stevens, and parts of spokane county. he owned a small logging business and ran cattle while also preaching at his local church and serving the community. but bob is not just an outstanding legislator for eastern washington, he's also a close friend. a mentor and the reason that i got into politics and public service in the first place. as an elected official i've worked with him on countless issues and his advice and friendship has been invaluable. he's recognized for his leadership and knowledge, good forest management, no one knows western water law better than bob and he's participated in most of the negotiations over washington water law. bob and his wife linda have five children, 11 grandchildren and i know they're looking forward to spending more time with them
working at schools carry firearms? virginia governor bob mcdon gnu weighs in for us and a national retailer yanks rifles. >>> police are investigating a high school student after reports he made threatening comments. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm will thomas in for brian. the people of newtown are continuing the agonizing task of laying to rest the victims. >> we're learning more about what happened in the moments following the attack. jennifer davis is in newtown with the latest. >> reporter: it does not feel like christmas is days away in newtown where the community buried two more 6-year-olds today and a man that lived near the school shared his memories helping students. christmas stockings carefully hung bearing the name of each child. these women decking out a tree, a simple reminder of the season marred by funerals. james mattioli and jessica rekos. he didn't know why they were there but took them into his home hearing about the attack firsthand. >> this boy said we can't go back. we can't go back to the school. we can't go back. we don't have a teacher. >> reporter: rosen said so
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a comment made. this is bob mcdonnell of virginia. he proposed having school officials carry guns. he was asked about this proposal on wtop radio. >> another knee-jerk reaction, against that, i think there should at least be a discussion of that. if people are armed, not just a police officer but other officials, school officials, that were trained and chose that a weapon, certainly, there would have been an opportunity to stop aggressors from coming in the school. i think that is a reasonable discussion. your comments on what the virginia governor said? >> let's take this into context. we have passed legislation to help our schools to be the sickest they can be. they followed the lockdown procedure. who are you going to assign to be able to have a gun? they're supposed to be behind locked doors and not allow anyone in. if the principal had had a gun and was charging the shooter and he has an automatic of large capacity clips, the outcome would not have been the same. i know they're talking about having armed guards. some of our schools actually do have armed guards. but with that bei
seat in all of this. what can you tell us. >> reporter: as bob pisani just mentioned the discussion today is about that plan "b" that speaker boehner is offering to only raise taxes on million dollar incomes and do nothing on spending cuts until next year. the president came out into the white house briefing room said, and after talking about gun control made the argument in response to questions that they have narrowed their differences too much to walk away from negotiations now. >> i've said i'm willing to make some cuts what. separates is probably a few hundred billion dollars. the idea that we would put our economy at risk because you can't bridge that gap doesn't make a lot of sense. >> that wasn't persuasive at least publicly to house speaker boehner who faces a lot of resistance to his caucus on million dollar incomes or 400,000 or 250,000 income. he could pass plan "b" and put the ball right back in the president's lap. >> tomorrow the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american, 99.81% of the american people. then the president will h
the president is hopeful a fiscal cliff you will get done in time, mayor bob buckhorn is concerned at how higher taxes will affect the tourism throughout the state. this has an interesting twist. we know that local mayors across the country are worried about the fiscal cliff deal. i think this is one that not a lot of people are talking about. >> melissa, what i do think is if this tax bill is not passed and middle-class folks do not get sick -- do not get the tax exemptions that they normally get, my concern is not raising taxes on the 2% and it is even much less. the 98% of the people who need those middle-class taxes extended are the people that i represent and those of the people traveling to florida for vacation. melissa: i hear you, but you represent and that of those other folks also. there are a lot of wealthy people that live in the tampa bay area and in gorgeous homes on the gulf coast area. you are real estate market has been among those of the most deep rust. why would you want to raise taxes on your wealthy citizens either? >> i think it is a fairness issue. it is a moral issue. the
the commission but bob casey of pennsylvania rejected gun control legislation. is this commission more likely than an actual ban on assault weapons, is there a way to sort of sense what the likelihood is on these various things? >> yeah, there is a way -- you can look at the numbers of the incoming congress. you mentioned max baucus, a democrat, an avid sportsman, he gets an a-plus from the nra, the only democrat to do so. he's up for re-election in 2014. very conservative state like montana. i think that the commission is something a lot of these more conservative democrats will be willing to support in stead of outright gun control measures. and let's remember, washington and congress in particular, they love commissions. they love to form commissions. it is a way of kicking issues down the road or passing the buck, so their colleagues can make calls on these tough legislative issues instead of themselves. >> there is also a lot of fights going on the state level. michigan's governor just veto a bill that would have expanded where people could have carried weapons. on the other hand, ohio's
him to in michigan, senator inouye made his two lifelong friends, one senator bob dole, who as we know, became majority leader here in the senate and the republican nominee for president of the united states. and his other lifetime friend is the late senator phil hart, who was known as the conscience of the senate and the hart building, the massive senate office building, is named after him. asked by his son why after being classified as an enemy alien he and the members of the 442nd fought so heroically, senator inouye said in his usual, calm man, for the children. and for the children there could be no finer role model than senator dan inouye. he was a recipient of the medal of honor, a congressional gold medal, the highest honor can bestow. he served the distinguished service cross, a bronze star for valor and, of course, a purple heart. dan inouye showed the same dedication in congress he displayed on if battlefield. i want to take just a little bit here, mr. president, and talk about a meeting that i had, i mentioned it very previously last night but it was ten days ago. i knew se
provide greater efficiencies. we were able -- bob gates before me begin that effort, achieved about, i believe about $150 billion in savings. we've added about 60 to 70 billion on top of that, in terms of further efficiencies. we'll continue to review where greater efficiencies can be achieved. right now, and i asked, i asked that question when he first became secretary. you know, what is the role of the service secretary, vis-À-vis the service chief? and the reality is that there is an important role for them because they are civilians. civilians are involved in providing policy in their areas. they also have to negotiate a lot of the politics of capitol hill. so there is an important role for them to play in terms of their particular service. but having said that, there are a hell of a lot of other places where we can achieve savings in the pentagon, and we will. >> as the defense department deals with the downsizing the services, have you considered cuts to the number of flag and general officers? >> you know, again i think, i think that's part and parcel of, as you do force reduct
weapons. but you know, i think it is all has something to do with it. let's go to bob in north carolina. >> caller: hi, stephanie. how are you? i love you guys so much. i wish i could see you in d.c. my daughter is going to get me the previous cd for christmas. >> stephanie: oh yeah. >> caller: listen, i'm so curious as to why we haven't seen the faces of john mccain and lindsey graham and their outrage over loss of american lives that he with saw for the last three months. they have been conspicuously an scent from -- absent from tv. >> stephanie: you mean the connecticut tragedy? >> yes. they've not said a word about these 26 wonderful people that lost their lives. >> stephanie: "meet the press" said they asked 31 pro gun legislators to appear and no one would come on. >> they're all hiding. for huckabee and the other gentleman you spoke of that said if god was a gentleman every profile of the kids and their families had any say about -- they were all very active in their churches. they did have god in their
we are getting, you're going to hear from senator bob corker, republican from tennessee, his big point is insisting that hillary clinton still testify about what happened there. and then senator john kerry, who believes based on the report that you read, that the department of state has already taken a number of steps forward in a positive way. first corker, then kerry, reaction now. >> there is no question that there were people within the state department that were remiss and did not execute in an appropriate way. there are also some cultural issues, and, i mean, there were no doubt numbers of problems. and i would just say to that end, i know that secretary clinton was unable to be able to testify tomorrow in an open setting. i do think it's imperative for all concerned that she testify in an open session prior to any changing of the regime. >> i think the department has taken a huge step forward to address the lessons learned from benghazi, which are important to everybody. you know, there are 70,000 employees over there. there are 275 different posts. people are at risk, it'
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